A Gillespie man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving too fast for conditions following a single vehicle fatal accident on Illinois Route 16 in Witt Friday evening, July 22.
Illinois State Police said Daniel Adams, 34 of Gillespie, was driving a 2016 Dodge van when he left the roadway, struck an embankment, then a tree. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
His passenger, a 59-year-old of Witt, died in the accident.
The accident occurred around 7:25 p.m. on Friday approximately a quarter-mile south of South 5th Street in Witt, police said on Sunday.